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23rd May 2019, 05:01
Replies: 20
Views: 4,321
Posted By FL235

An appreciation of slope lift is also good...

An appreciation of slope lift is also good insurance in any high & hilly country - e.g. getting Crowley's 172 ARK out of the highlands with a load on and a hot day..... Know the wind direction &...
24th Apr 2019, 05:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By FL235

Another one of the good guys., even if he did...

Another one of the good guys., even if he did send me back for some revision before granting my CPL flight test on Feb 15, 1967.

An easy flight to remember, Cec wanted you to prove your ability,...
1st Mar 2019, 09:09
Replies: 18
Views: 3,221
Posted By FL235

Re: GA airframe hours

No way to find an accurate number, but the C170 that was KEN in PNG would be a contender in GA
Imported by Laurie Crowley when the C170A was a new model, it was overworked for a long time, the logs...
12th Jan 2019, 02:18
Replies: 157
Views: 29,634
Posted By FL235

A little off-track from a different part of the...

A little off-track from a different part of the world, but still a comment on "security". scene is Pt. Moresby about 67 or 68 - my memory is going. Rumour that something is happening at the strip...
29th Oct 2018, 06:43
Replies: 66
Views: 10,164
Posted By FL235

poteroo, What Aztec were you flying with Cec? If...

poteroo, What Aztec were you flying with Cec? If it was one of Crowley's we may have crossed paths. The only dual I did for Laurie was a check cct with the CP, name forgotten, in CSC, the 205....
28th Oct 2018, 07:37
Replies: 66
Views: 10,164
Posted By FL235

<250 TT, 5yrs. On to Aztecs,mostly, 1450 hrs in...

<250 TT, 5yrs. On to Aztecs,mostly, 1450 hrs in next 4? yrs. Long time ago
11th Oct 2018, 07:18
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,848
Posted By FL235

Can't argue with any of those predictions. At...

Can't argue with any of those predictions. At least they seem to have got them off the wharf. The record I remember was three wrecked Mercedes for none landed. First looked good, only a short drop...
6th Oct 2018, 11:03
Replies: 8
Views: 4,360
Posted By FL235

I totally agree that I sould not have got into...

I totally agree that I sould not have got into that position in the first place, I said I was in the wrong.

Interesting views as to the "correct" method of avoidance, the climbing turn to...
3rd Oct 2018, 11:07
Replies: 8
Views: 4,360
Posted By FL235

My fault, but did I take the right way out?

Some few years ago I got into a situation that earned me a stern ( and warranted ) reprimand, but have always wondered if someone else would have taken the same evasive action. Returning late one...
19th Sep 2018, 11:45
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,848
Posted By FL235

Too tru, Tailwheel. Some days I think we should...

Too tru, Tailwheel. Some days I think we should have a "use by" sticker.
With a moniker like that I trust you like my favourite Cessna, the 185, as much as I do. How do you decide the load for a...
17th Sep 2018, 10:26
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,848
Posted By FL235

I see people looking for stories from old-timers,...

I see people looking for stories from old-timers, and I guess I must qualify. Does anyone else remember the USAF detachment workng on the HIRAN survey across the Pacific? Operating RB 50's out...
24th Aug 2018, 06:12
Replies: 24
Views: 4,458
Posted By FL235

My wetest arrrival put streamers of weed on the...

My wetest arrrival put streamers of weed on the aerial to fin attachment of PYY. Part of another tall tale. Pity no phtographer on hand.
3rd Apr 2018, 06:38
Replies: 37
Views: 10,050
Posted By FL235

A true story from the "bad old days" that...

A true story from the "bad old days" that shouldn't be considered funny but..
Regular CPL medical, dramatis personae Examiner (Jim Jacobi, for those who knew him) & me.
Ex. The boys in Canberra...
25th Mar 2018, 02:36
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,848
Posted By FL235

Pity about PYY, I did a lot of work in it for...

Pity about PYY, I did a lot of work in it for National Mapping in the 60's. The after-market turbos were hungry on maintenance, great for performance. Officially flat-rated at 29", and approved to...
23rd Mar 2018, 01:42
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,848
Posted By FL235

Anyone know what has happened to VH-PYY, much...

Anyone know what has happened to VH-PYY, much modified Aztec, operated by QASCO in the 60's ?
19th Mar 2018, 11:23
Replies: 21
Views: 10,319
Posted By FL235

He was also a keen photographer, and beat me to...

He was also a keen photographer, and beat me to the cover of a magazine in the 70's with a formation shot of Cosmic Winds at one of the race meetings. We organised the photo flight rather rapidly,...
8th Mar 2018, 10:43
Replies: 82
Views: 15,257
Posted By FL235

Thanks for the correction, Megan, I didn't have...

Thanks for the correction, Megan, I didn't have access to references at the time and the drum feed fooled me. Very impressed by the quality of steels and engineering, also the fact that it was, or...
6th Mar 2018, 10:47
Replies: 82
Views: 15,257
Posted By FL235

Lots of good points raised here, but some...

Lots of good points raised here, but some interesting exceptions to the standardised 50 cal could be found. The mention of the P39 cannon doesn't convey what must have been a supply nightmare as...
18th Jan 2018, 05:35
Replies: 46
Views: 23,925
Posted By FL235

Returning to Redhill one friday afternoon in the...

Returning to Redhill one friday afternoon in the Tiger Club days. Field was shared with Bristow helis, with their own tower and radio, dividing line on the N-S runway. I was running in from the...
7th Oct 2017, 07:12
Replies: 44
Views: 6,990
Posted By FL235

Of course, you may have to do it all yourself,...

Of course, you may have to do it all yourself, and rely on local knowledge.. Came back to Kiriwina, Trobriand Is., once from a photo run way out to the east to find a heavy, but heavy, rainstorm...
30th Aug 2017, 09:15
Replies: 42
Views: 4,511
Posted By FL235

Change of emphasis, perhaps, but I saw a 150 go...

Change of emphasis, perhaps, but I saw a 150 go into Moreby harbour probable cause carby ice on a hot png day. Humid tho. He was beating up boats along the reef on reduced power to get good looks at...
12th Aug 2017, 07:14
Replies: 87
Views: 20,799
Posted By FL235

Worked in HK with a character with an unusual...

Worked in HK with a character with an unusual career path. Mustered out of RN as CPO in RNAS (nice touch at his farewell, wheeled in a Venom drop-tank with the anouncement "Bernard, in your time in...
17th Jul 2017, 07:46
Replies: 60
Views: 12,034
Posted By FL235

Haven't been following the various analyses of...

Haven't been following the various analyses of the flight, but does anyone know if she used or knew of Chichester's method of the "deliberate error" -aim off to one side, intercept the sun line that...
11th Jul 2017, 11:27
Replies: 85
Views: 10,288
Posted By FL235

Oh, and I meant to say I totally agree with Step...

Oh, and I meant to say I totally agree with Step turm's last line, but some places weren't normal.
11th Jul 2017, 11:23
Replies: 85
Views: 10,288
Posted By FL235

Shortest landing should have full power on with...

Shortest landing should have full power on with wheels at ground + 2ft, about 20 ft before end of runway/paddock. Dependig on power available and wing loading/design, airspeed can be stall - 10kts...
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